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>> congratulations. my cravings only lead to tighter pants. i'm hoping that i have more luck in the cravings department. >> boy, sherbet, who knew? >> rainbow sherbet. there you go. >> whenever you feel that urge coming on, get it. buy a lottery ticket. >> stay with us, "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. super split. vote counting in super tuesday states lasting past midnight. who came away claiming a victory. good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist, joe krebs is on vacation. >> i'm eun yang. march 7, 2012. we'll take a live look outside now. it's 5:00 a.m., 41 degrees. a little chilly but a lot better than yesterday morning. hoping this bodes fwell for the rest of the day. tom kierein? you can wear your tight plants today. >> you know, i have chocolate krafg
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cravings, so if you eat too much chocolate, it will happen. >> feeling like springtime later. now you do need winter gear. it is another cold morning. but certainly not as cold as it was yesterday morning. but prepare for this for the afternoon. look at the highs i'm expecting later this afternoon. we ought to make it well into the 60s around the metro area including montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties, might even hit near 70 degrees in parts of prince william, into fauquier, culpeper, around the bay, it will be chillier. highs near 60 degrees with the wind off the water. out of the mountains, too, climbing to the 60s. right now, though, around the region, chilly. in the 30s all that area in blue. near 40 in washington and by the bay. and we will have a sunny morning, but there are a few clouds beginning to move in from the west into the mountains. those may drift in later this afternoon. that should not stop us from warming up. a southwesterly breeze by 9:00, mid to upper 40s. and into the 60s during the afternoon. sunrise at 6:31. sunset at 6:08.
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a look at the evening planner in ten minutes. how's traffic? still looking really good in our area. traveling i-95 in virginia, i'm not really seeing any issues for you. traveling southbound i-95, lanes are open, northbound travel speeds heading to woodbridge at 66 miles per hour. a live look at backlick road, you see traffic is flowing quite nicely as you head toward 395. travel speed for you, about 65 miles per hour, making your way from the occoquan to the beltway. that trip taking 11 minutes. continuing on to 395, not seeing any issues. this is at glebe road. and you see, again, very light volume. bright side about getting up this early. 65 miles per hour. only taking 12 minutes to get from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. and the rails look nice with no reported delays. back to you both. >> thank you. it's now 5:02. the biggest prize of super tuesday goes to mitt romney. this morning nbc declared romney the winner in the ohio primary. it was hardly a landslide. he beat rick santorum by about 12,000 votes.
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romney won six of the ten states in play yesterday. santorum won three. both candidates, though, celebrated what they call big nights for their campaigns. >> to the millions of americans who look around and can only see jobs they can't get and bills that they can't pay, i have a message. you have not failed. you is a president that's failed you, and that's going to change. [ cheers ] >> we've won races all over this country against the odds, when they thought, okay, he's finally finished. we keep coming back. >> romney won about half of the 419 delegates up for grabs yesterday. he won at least 204 delegates, and that's more than his three competitors combined. rick santorum won at least 77 delegates. newt gingrich won at least 69, and ron paul won at least 16. in battleground virginia, a
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fairly light turnout this super tuesday. we have a breakdown of the vote in our area. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, with two candidates on the billion on the, many voters expressed their disappointment by staying home. voter turnout was just 5.6%. voters could only choose between mitt romney and ron paul. romney won with nearly 60% of the vote. paul trailed with just over 40%. the two-person primary gave romney some of his strongest support in northern virginia. a section of the state considered crucial for the nomination. in fairfax county, romney grabbed 65%, in loudoun, 62%, and in prince william county, 61%. ron paul ended up clobbering romney just in warren county. >> most of the voting was anti-the other party as much as it was for our candidates because there's a strong sentiment that we've got to win in november. >> reporter: experts say romney
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is going to have to find a way to win over counties populated with conservative voters. they say republicans want to beat president obama in virginia. if they do, romney will need ron paul supporters ibehind him. aaron? >> thank you. newt gingrich won just one race yesterday. his home state of georgia. now rick santorum's campaign turning up the pressure to get gingrich out of the race. a santorum strategist pushing conservatives to rally behind his candidate. a gingrich aide says the former house speaker will stay in the race and is turning his focus now to other southern states. the candidates have little time to reset after super tuesday. here's a look at next tuesday's races. voters head to the polls in alabama, mississippi, and hawaii. american samoa also holds its primary. in all, 110 delegates will be up for grabs in six days. new developments in the investigation into what the military did with the remains of 9/11 victims. the mortuary director at dover air force base tells the "washington post" high-ranking
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military leaders rejected his fromme cremate the bodies and bury them at sea. he did not reveal the names of the individuals. families of pentagon crash victims thought their loved ones were buried at arlington national cemetery. turns out the remains had been dumped at a landfill. police in anne arundel county looking for a man they say was recording video of women in the bathroom with his cell phone. a woman said it happened to her sunday at the panera bread on richie highway in glen burnie. she told police the man put a cell phone in the stall while she was in it and tried to record her or take pictures. he ran away. she reported the case the next day. union members are calling for an executive to resign. members voted overwhelmingly to have executive john leopold and james terr toe step down. leopold was said to have used
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security video tapes to arrange sexual encounters. a maryland will woman will learn if she will be formally charged with trying to extort money from a new york yankees executive. louise neethway is accused of stalking yankees general manager brian cashman. prosecutors said she got cashplan to pay her $6,000 by threatening to harm his reputation. neethway's lawyers claim cashman had an inappropriate relationship with her. she is being held on $300,000 bond. 5:07. ahead, the new effort to find a former fbi agent missing for five years. idea agency believes he is still alive. also, the end of an era today. the major announcement expected from peyton manning. and a spike today in your weather. ♪
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good morning. tom kierein in storm center 4. dress for two seasons today -- for winter now and then spring later. right now, temperatures around the region are feeling wintry cold. we're down special the low to mid 30s in fairfax, arlington, montgomery, and prince george's counties. near the chesapeake bay, near 40. near 40 in the district of columbia, but near freezing parts of the shenandoah valley, panhandle of west virginia, into western maryland. and the view from space showing a clear sky here.
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just a few clouds beginning to drift into the mountains. those may move into the metro area by noontime and during the afternoon. but a southwesterly breeze will warm us up nicely into the upper 40s by 9:00. into the low 60s by noontime. may hit mid to upper 60s the middle of the afternoon. and then for this evening, sun set's at 6:08. a partly cloudy evening. it will be getting cooler, near 50 by midnight. big changes for the weekend of the week and weekend. we'll look at that and the regional radar in ten minutes. how's traffic? checking things in the area, so far it looks like a good commute for you. if you're traveling along i-270, we'll fly over it together. your travel speeds pretty fast. making your way in germantown, 67 miles per hour southbound on i-270. heading into rockville, 68 miles per hour. if you're connecting to the spur and connecting on to the beltway, a live look now, no issues to report. travel speeds on the inner loop from i-270 to i-95, you're at 61 miles per hour. that trip taking ten minutes. problem on the rails, though,
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taking the marc train. right now a long delay of 15 minutes. this is on the penn south train number 401. right now metro/vre aren't reporting delays. i'll be back in ten minutes with another look at your rails. back to you all. >> danella, thank you. 5:12. it is 40 degrees. ahead, a shocking moment for some maryland parents. why their 3-year-old daughter's picture popped up in the news. also, a rare occurrence. what happened yesterday at the gas pump that hasn't happened in about 27 days. and next, the ipad feature expected to be revealed today. ♪ strea-ea-ea-ea-eam
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display screen much like the screen on apple's iphone 4. the new ipad is also expected to have faster internet service, making it easier to stream video. >> 4g should feel like the same broadband you have at home more or less when you're on the go. that's a big breakthrough. >> the ipad isn't expected to get any less expensive. basic models will start around $499. you probably didn't notice it, but gas prices dropped for the first time in a month. aaa reports the average in for regular slipped a little less than a penny to $3.76 a gallon, ending the 28-cent price increase that started february 8. oil prices fell to the lowest price in two weeks. look at prices aroundur area right now. in the district, the average is $3.89 a gallon, up. in maryland, $3.71. in virginia, the average is $3.65. in west virginia, it's $3.81. the next time you fill your
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tank you may want to buy added protection. thieves are targeting drivers by stealing gas. loudoun county sheriff's deputies say thieves are siphoning gas from parked cars. jay leeson tells news4 he filled up his tank in south riding this past weekend. he drove home and parked in the driveway. a day later his tank was on empty. >> going somewhere, and it was completely gone. his just bought the gas, so it was almost a full tank. >> police recommend to go to an auto parts store, buy a locking gas cap and install that will on your car. a maryland mom and dad received quite a shock when they watched the 11:00 news on sunday. employees found a 3-year-old girl by herself at a chuck e. cheese in bel air, maryland. apparently family members brought her there for a birthday party. as everybody was leaving, the girl slipped back into the restaurant. her parents are separated, they each thought the girl was with the other parent until they saw her picture on the news. police say they will not file
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charges. there is a renewed push in the global search for a former fbi agent missing for five years. this time the agency is offering a lot of money. robert levenson disappeared during a business trip to the leaf. last year a video surfaced that proves he is still alive. they believe he's being held by kidnappers in iran. now the fbi is offering a $1 million reward for information leading to his rescue. he worked for the fbi for 22 years. a millionaire's tax is not flying in congress, but it could be coming to maryland. lawmakers are considering a 6.25% tax on residents earning more than $1 million. this is an alternative to governor martin o'malley's proposed income tax hike. this plan would affect about 4,000 resident. o'malley's tax would hit about half a million people. lawmakers also say the millionaire's tax would generate more revenue over time. opponents say it could drive away business. now if neither of the plans is approved, some lawmakers say the state could face a doomsday
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scenario. senate president mike miller prepared a doomsday budget to reflect more than $700 million in cuts. that would have to be made if new revenue was not found. montgomery county alone would lose about $122 million. and prince george's county could lose nearly $100 million. education would be the hardest hit with more than $350 million in proposed cuts. some lawmakers say the doomsday budget is an attempt to pressure wavering democrats into accepting unwanted tax hikes. if you live in fairfax county, you could be about to pay more in taxes on your home. the county's board of supervisors just agreed to consider raising the property tax rate by a penny. the new rate would be $1.08 per $100 of assessed value. that would mean the average homeowner would pay about $34 a year more in property taxes. the increase would generate about $20 million for fairfax county. if you have extra cash laying around, you can own a piece of americana that once called northeast d.c. home.
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the capital city diner is up for sale on ebay. the diner closed in late january. we just checked, and so far, there's only one bid. that one is for $20,000. if you're interested, you've got over two days to start bidding. >> can't believe they're putting the whole thing to ebay. you can get anything on ebay. >> need a finger, go torque b-- ebay. anything you need. the forecast is free from meteorologist tom kierein. looking good. >> it is. that's a live view from the nbc 4 city camera showing the washington monument, jefferson memorial under a clear sky this morning. storm 4 radar now scanning the sky as it does 24 hours a day, trying to pick up precipitation. we have no precipitation in the region now. under a clear sky. you'll have no travel problems weatherwise. temperatures, they are chilly but not as cold as yesterday morning. right now, near 4 in washington. right near the bay waters and tidal president obama. inland away -- the tidal
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potomac. the areas in blue, 30s. into the mountains, some locations below freezing. parts of the shenandoah valley and into western maryland and east central west virginia. here's the day planner for today. our sunrise at 6:31, getting earlier and earlier. temperatures by 9:00 into the mid to upper 40sment then during the afternoon, we will soar. our spirits will soar, too, climbing into the 60s this afternoon to near 70 briefly. perhaps a few locations in northern virginia. tomorrow, here's your four-day forecast. a partly cloudy, another mild day. milder start in the morning, the 40s. afternoon highs, near 70. then cooler weather on friday. could get some morning showers and then drying out friday afternoon. saturday, sunny and chilly. high near 50. sunny, sunday. cool, near 60. could get more rain monday, tuesday. danella? the roadways look really good as well as our forecast. now if you're traveling along bw parkway, i'm not seeing issues for you as you make your way from the baltimore beltway and head down toward the capital
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beltway. travel speeds, not bad. 63 miles per hour southbound at 32. continuing southbound, making your way past powder mill to the beltway, 65 miles per hour. traveling along i-95, a live look now at 216. traffic flowing quite nicely in both directions. northbound speed not bad. 65 miles per hour, taking nine minutes to get from 216 to the beltway. and looking at the rails on the penn south line, the delay went down a bit, one minute. now you have a 14-minute they on train 401. metro and vre aren't reporting delays at this time. over to you. >> thank you. 5:22 now. fairfax and loudoun counties have three months to decide whether they'll help pay for phase two of the dulles rail project. the airport's authority announced yesterday that the 11.4-mile stretch of rail will cost $2.7 billion to build. that's more than a billion dollars less than the expected cost for the project just a year ago. one of the major cost-cutting emergencies was scrapping plans
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for an underground station at dulles. he is one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. and today, he's getting cut. multiple sources reporting that the colts will release peyton manning today during a noon press conference. both manning and colts owner jim ursay will be in attendance. the team decided to let manning walk instead of pay will him a $28 million bonus. last night manning and irsay arrived together but had little to say. >> we're not going to say anything now. you know, we'll -- >> see you all tomorrow. we'll talk tomorrow. >> what's that? >> i said we'll talk tomorrow. >> how are you? >> we're good. we're going to talk tomorrow, we're going to do it the right way tomorrow. so -- >> manning missed the entire 2011 season after undergoing his third neck surgery. several teams are already interested in him, including miami, kansas city, arizona, the new york jets and, yes, even the redskins. >> although i think the redskins, fans are saying let's not go with peyton. we know he has a storied history
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of playing awesome football, but he's going toward the end of his career, we need someone young, fresh. someone to energize the team. >> that was an odd little quick exchange with the camera crews at the airport the other night. last night. just a -- he seemed upbeat oddly, i thought. >> maybe he's got plans. he's got his whole life ahead of him. and we went down this road with donovan mcnabb. let's see what happens. >> that road, boy. the skins already a part of the nfl's growing bounty system scandal. >> now evidence that it dates as far back as the joe gibbs era. former players george stark and dexter manley both said the beloved redskins coach paid bonuses for big plays during his first stint with the team. gibbs confirmed to the "washington post" that he ran an incentive program. he says he rewarded players with cash, gift certificates, and even lay-z-boys for plays that were within the rules of the game. at the time the nfl allowed players to be award kprad money.
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-- extra money. if off to see work today or if you did and you don't care, you can get in on the action. georgetown tips off at 2:30 in the big east tournament. they play pittsburgh. the panthers beat st. john's in the first round. >> go, hoyas. the caps' playoff picture growing dimmer by the day. washington lost to the hurricanes 4-3 in overtime last night at the verizon center. at one point the caps led by two but allowed three unanswered goals. they have dropped three straight all at home. and they're still two points outside the eighth and final playoff spot. hopeful question get in. prince harry raced the fastest man in the world and had fun, too. while he's in gentleman make athe prince raced olympic champion hussain bolt. he told him to look another direction and then he made the mad dash. the crowd laughed. then when both took their marks the olympian let the prince win the race. the prince is on tour celebrating his grandmother's -- the queen's diamond jubilee.
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his next stop is brazil. and i'd say it's probably a smart move for the olympian. >> yeah. probably couldn't see him, though, if he was racing. on your mark, get set, go. our own race today. runners can sign up for the 37th marine corps marathon. the race course winds through virginia and into the district. registration opens at 3:00 this afternoon, costs $92 to enter. race officials say only 3,000 runners can sign up, and they expect registration to fill up in about 20 hours. it goes by pretty fast. this year's marine corps marathon will be on sunday, october 28. any plans it run a marathon any time soon? >> yeah, right. >> we can watch from the sidelines with -- >> absolutely. you give me a couple of days, i'd walk it. you know, to sort of -- >> say that you did. >> the scenery. chuck bell runs that often. >> he is an avid runner. crazy. like 13 miles a day on a light day. >> we will cheer him on. that will be the extent of it. ahead, the colorful congressman and former presidential candidate voted out of office. plus, a miracle baby.
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why a couple says their newborn is already saving their lives. caught on tape, a skier swept away by an avalanche.
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no knockouts. multiple candidates claiming victory on a super tuesday that may have just made the race for president more complicated. good morning, i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. joe krebs is on vacation this week. welcome to "news4 today" on this wednesday, march 7. as we give you a live look at 5:30 this morning, slightly warmer start than what we had yesterday. tom kierein, one of those days where a kid takes the coat to school and comes home without it. >> and forgets it and leaves it -- >> hello, and you're searching the lost and would found box three weeks later. not that i have experience in that or anything. >> you do need to dress for two seasons today. starting off chilly. later, mild by later this afternoon. culpeper, this is going to be representative of much of the
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region by 5:30 or so. about right now, in the upper 30s there. by 9:30 or 10:00, into the low 40s there. then by noontime, near 60 degrees. during the afternoon temperatures will peak in the mid to upper 60s. that will be the story through the region. by later this eaching, 10:00, it -- this evening, 10:00 or so, near 50. starting off tomorrow, not as chilly, mid 40s. another mild day. details coming up in ten minutes. danella? looking really good along the dulles toll road. i'm not seeing any issues, in fact making your way past west ox road, you're at 61 miles per hour as you continue to the beltway. no issues. a live look at sunset hills. you can see in both directions volume is light on the dulles toll road connecting it the beltway. no issues. now back to you both. >> thank you. to decision 2012 now. mitt romney's slogan may be "a win is a win." romney beat rick santorum in
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ohio by just 1%. enough to take one of the biggest prizes yet. that along with five other wins has given the former governor a significant lead in what matters most. the delegate count. more than 400 delegates were available on super tuesday. mitt romney has secured nearly half of them, putting him far ahead of the other candidates in the race for the nomination. here's how things are stacking up this morning. mitt romney earned 204 delegates, and that does not include 24 delegates from alaska which have not yet been allocated. rick santorum walked away a lot of gold and silver, which translates into 77 delegates for him. newt gingrich won 69 delegates. most of them coming from a win in his home state of georgia. ron paul failed to win a single state but picked up 16 delegates in the races yesterday. now, the biggest impact comes from the overall leaderboard. mitt romney has more than 400 delegates in his pocket.
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rick snowstorm second place with 16 -- rick santorum in second place with 169. newt gingrich, 102. and paul is starting to become a non-factor in the race. just 41 delegates on his count right now. and the candidate, a candidate, the person who rises to the top here, needs 1,144 delegates to secure the nomination. despite romney's big gains, rick santorum is celebrating in three states and the narrow loss in ohio. tracy spots live in columbus. good morning -- potts is live in columbus. good morning. who is the real victor in ohio? >> reporter: well, it depends on how you look at it. i mean, you said narrow loss for santorum in ohio. a narrow loss can be a win when you look at delegates. he could end up sort of like michigan, getting almost as many delegates as the winner. remember, it is the delegates, not the popular vote, that leads to the nomination. and that's why you heard mitt romney say last night, we're counting delegates toward august. mitt romney is a winner, as well, because he proved for the
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second time in a tough state, in a midwestern state hard hit by the economy, and that's been his signature issue, that he can pull it out when he's in a tough race with rick santorum. even if only by 1% which was even tighter than we saw last week in michigan. so romney a clear winner when it comes to being able to fight that challenge. but santorum, as you heard him say, you know, a silver medal, not so bad. especially when you start counting those delegates. eun? >> tracie potts live in columbus, ohio. thank you. and newt gingrich won just one race yesterday, and that was his home state of georgia. now rick santorum's campaign is pressuring him to drop out of the race. a santorum strategist says he wants conservatives to rally behind his candidate and is concerned gingrich is taking some of those conservative voters away from santorum. a gingrich aide says the former house speaker will stay in the race and is turning his focus on other southern states. the candidates haveittle time to rest after super tuesday.
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here's a look at next tuesday's races. voters head to the polls in alabama, mississippi, and hawaii. american samoa also holds its primary. in all, 110 delegates will be up for grabs in six days. aaron? president obama also scored a super tuesday win, but it wasn't a clean sweep in the democratic primary in oklahoma that was held yesterday. the president lost 15 counties there last night. 12 of them to an anti-abortion activist. randall terry won 18% of the vote, making him eligible to get one delegate at the convention. terry says he knows he can't win the presidency, but he hopes to contribute to the president's defeat in november. president obama did win 57% of the vote in a state that is considered the reddest of the red. a long-time congressman and former presidential candidate will soon be out of a job. dennis kucinich lost in his democratic primary. he fell to congresswoman marcy kaptur in a congressional district that was recently redrawn. kaptur will face joseph we
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werzelbacher from the 2008 election. he won the republican primary by defeating real estate agent steve krause. pollsters expect kaptur to win easily in november. this morning, a kentucky family says the birth of their son saved them from a deadly tornado. angela praisewater went into labor the day the tornado hit her mother's home and their camper. luckily she, her husband, and her mother were already at the hospital preparing for delivery. >> they evacuated the whole hospital down to the basement. and we along with i think one other person was delivering at the time. and sirens going off. they had the windows all open. >> just minutes after the tornado ripped through their homes, angela delivered aidan. the family you in only has the clothes they took to the hospital. everything in their home was destroyed. we are also learning more about that indiana mother who lost parts of both her legs
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while shielding her children from the tornado. stephanie decker is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow. she's expected to have walk again using a prosthetic leg and foot in three months. as the storm approached, she died a blanket around her 8 -- she tied a blanket around her 8-year-old and 5-year-old children and used her body as a human shield. a beam even landed on her. the three were in the basement of the family's dream home. neither of the children were hurt. not even a scratch. her husband was at work at the time. we'll hear from decker coming up on the "today" show beginning at 7:00 right after "news4 today." a day of fun for a group of friends snowmobiling on a utah mountain turned dangerous. a sudden avalanche quickly buried one of them, and the dramatic rescue was all caught on tape. look at this video. one of the snowmobilers climbed to a high point on the mountain, and the snow came barreling down. a huge chunk of snow 200 yards across came loose, pushing the? mobile and rider down the slope,
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trapping him ten feet under. take a look at this. his friends had avalanche rescue experience. and one was there to lead the effort. >> where's he at? where's he at? >> i couldn't hit him. i couldn't know where -- i had done it like 1,000 times and i couldn't -- he hit it, and yelled "i got him, i got him." i uncovered the snow from his face. >> it took the group 20 minutes to get the man free. but he was not badly hurt. he even went back to work the next day. >> incredible effort. very lucky that his friends were around. >> i would have taken the day off, though. just saying. >> if you have a lot of experience in avalanche rescue, would you think about finding a new hobby? very dangerous. >> some people live for the thrill. the chance that it could happen is the reason for some folks. >> not me. 5:38. 41 degrees.
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a century later, the theory about why the "titanic" sank. the health department investigation that brought a team in hazmat suits to a nearby home. at 5:55 this morning, the seemingly harmless habits that could be ruining your skin. and kind of a chilly start to your morning.
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good morning. weather & traffic on the 1s. feels like winter now. temperatures are down into the 20s, upper 20s out of the mountains and the shenandoah valley where it's near freezing. but farther east, closer to washington now in the 30s. all above freezing most locations to near 40 degrees in washington. and by the bay. view from space showing a clear sky. we'll have plenty of sunshine this morning. a few clouds may roll over here later in the morning and perhaps through the middle of the day. maybe a few lingering during the afternoon. here's yow day planner. sunrise 6:31. into the 60s this afternoon. evening planner, cooler under a partly cloudy sky by midnight. a look at big changes on the way end of the week and to the weekend coming up. danella? traveling in the waldorf area, i received a report of an accident traveling northbound 228 approach be bensville road. be aware making your commute. the beltway in prince george's county, seeing a lot of green.
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no accidents in the roadway. we'll take a live look now at 202. you see traffic is flowing quite nicely on the inner loop and outer loop. inner loop speed making your way from i-95 it route 50 at 62 miles per hour. only taking nine minutes to make the trip. over to you. >> thanks. time is 5:43. ahead, the suddenly wealthy grandmother with a word of advice -- give in to your next craving. and what martin o'malley is considering that he's never done before. from sleeping to sipping. what you're doing that could be ruining your skin every day. next, back on the hook, the new charge against a lawmaker.
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this morning a prince george's county council woman
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faces a harsher penalty for driving more than 100 miles per hour on the beltway. police ticketed karen toles for reckless driving. she must pay a more than $500 fine and will get six points on her drive's license. two weeks ago an officer only gave her a warning after clocking her going 105 on the beltway. police insisted again there was no favoritism. >> i take no pleasure in this additional action but know that it is the right thing to do for our county. >> the prince george's county council already took away the county vehicle she was driving. she also pledged to take a driver improvement course. the husband of a murdered georgetown socialite is formally charged in her murder now. a grand jury indicted albrecht muth on a first-degree murder charge yesterday. muth's 91-year-old wife was found beaten and strangled in their georgetown home last summer. if convicted, muth could face life in prison. experts say a maryland
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community is not at high risk of getting an illness that killed a mother and her two adult children. the health department says the illness started when 81-year-old ruth blake became sick at her home in lusby. she died seven days later. by then, her three adult children who were all caring for her also became sick and died on monday. the washington hospital center says the brother and sister tested positive for influenza a. a fourth relative is still in the hospital in critical condition. officials are trying to determine salt lake h-- determie exactly how the mother died but believe the illness is contained. >> we have no reason to believe that this has put anybody else in danger. we have no reason to believe that it has explode beyond these four family members. >> the centers for disease control and prevention is sending samples taken from the home to atlanta for further testing. police in anne arundel county are looking for a man they say tried to record a woman using a restaurant bathroom.
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the 19-year-old victim said it happened to her on sunday evening at the panera bread on richie highway in glen burnie. she told police the man put a cell phone under the stall while she was in it and tried to record her or take pictures. he then ran away. police union members in anne arundel county are calling for the recently indicted county executive to resign after his recent troubles with the law. according to the "baltimore sun," about 90% of the fraternal order of police voted to have executive john leopold step down and voted to have james terre sr. resign, as well. he's accused of using his security detail to arrange sexual encounters. a group pushing maryland to get rid of its death penalty laws will testify today. the judicial proceedings committee calls for capital punishment to be repealed. a panel of religious leaders will testify before the committee this afternoon.
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today maryland governor o'malley will take the first steps toward possibly reducing the life sentences of two prison inmates. he'll publish public notices in newspapers to generate feedback from relatives of victims. one case involves tamera settles. in 1985 she was convicted for her part in a robbery and murder of a prince george's county man. the actual killer served only nine years in prison. o'malley is also considering the early release of a baltimore man convicted of murder in 1984 when he was 14 years old. new developments into the investigation into what the military did with the remains of 9/11 victims. the mortuary director at dover air force base tells the "washington post" high-ranking military leaders rejected his proposal to cremate the bodies and bury them at sea. he did not reveal the names of the individuals. some families of pentagon crash victims thought their loved ones were buried at arlington cemetery. it turns out, though, their remains had been dumped at a landfill. federal authorities say an fbi informant helped them arrest a group of elite internet
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hackers. hector monsieger from new york was considered one of the most wanted computer vandals. documents show the unemployed computer programmer with no college education started a hacking organization last may and was secretly arrested a month later. his information helped lead to the arrest of five people in ireland. authorities say the group carried out attacks against more than 300 businesses and government agencies around the world. on the eve of its 100th anniversary, scientists speculate a super moon may have sunk the "titanic." scientists say a full moon three months before the ship began its voyage may have created unusually strong tides that sent an armada of icebergs toward the eventual path of the "titanic's" maiden voyage. scientists say the full moon was closer to earth than it had been in more than 1,100 years, making for even more dramatic tides. april 14 marks the 100th anniversary of the historic sinking of the "titanic." there will be a big ceremony at
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the memorial. i don't know if you knew that there was a memorial. >> all these years later and people are still trying to figure that out. trying to make sense of it. >> mystery. 5:51. meteorologist tom kierein telling us that the weather is not so much a mystery today. >> no. off to a clear start. and no trouble travelwise this morning. weatherwise, we've got dry pavement around the region. good morning. starting off with a clear sky, and we are going to have a rapid warmup. feast your eyes on the high temperatures expected around the region. isolated places in northern virginia may get up to 70 degrees. closer to washington, it will be probably in the mid to upper 60s. near the bay a bit cooler. temperatures are cold, dress for a winter-like morning. low to mid 30s all around the beltway. in prince george's, fairfax, washington by the way, further west, freezing in parts of west
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virginia, parts of the shenandoah valley near freezing. a few high clouds coming in over the mountains. we're all clear now. the day planner,sunrise at 6:41. sunny, chilly. by noon, low 60s and hitting the mid to upper 60s throughout much of the region later this afternoon. this evening under a partly cloudy sky, sunsets at 6:08. near 60 early evening, near 50 at midnight. by dawn tomorrow, the mid 40s. another mild day thursday. partly cloudy, highs reaching near 70 again. after midnight thursday night and through the morning hours on friday, might get light rain, then a little sun back friday afternoon with a high near 60. a cool weekend to follow. in fact, chilly on saturday. we'll have sunshine both saturday and sunday. maybe rain first part of next week. danella? good morning. a couple accidents to talk about. first in anne arundel county. if you're traveling westbound route 100 at bw parkway, have a multi-vehicle crash there. police are on the scene. be aware.
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now, traveling northbound fairfax county parkway, right at the beltway, have a report of an accident here. choppers en route. i'm back in ten minutes with a live look from chopper. and if you're taking the rails, a minor delay on the marc. not bad, just five minutes. this is on the brunswick east train number 890. taking the metro or the vre, they're not reporting delays at this time. aaron and eun? >> thank you. 5:54. passing a stopped school bus will soon come with a hefty cost in montgomery county. the county council unanimously approved a measure to install bus cameras. offending drivers caught by the camera face a $250 fine or a $1,000 fine if the bus driver can identify the driver's face. if you want flawless skin, i would recommend a nice liquid-based -- no. the experts say that you need to actually change your daily routine. foundation works, too. >> not as well as -- >> the authors of "feed your face" say there are everyday bad
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habits that can keep you from having your most beautiful skin. dealers jessica wu recommends that you drink plenty of water but get rid of that straw. when you use a straw, your lip muscles pucker, that con tracts and squeezes your skin. over time that can cause wrinkles. also she says try to sleep on your back. if you sleep on your side, you smush your face for seven to nine hours a night depending on how long you sleep. you sleep on your back, it all falls back into the pillows. smoothes it out. >> if it only stayed that way when you woke up. >> make sure to change the sheets at least once a week. dirt, oils, sweat, "saturday night live" aand bacteria -- saliva and bacteria can hurt your skin. doctors say chewing gum is probably the worst habit. >> over time, your jaw muscles build up, they get bulky, and that contributes to a jowly look. not only that, but over time chewing gum can contribute to wrinkles above your upper lip. instead pop a mint. if you can't stand the thought of giving up your gum, at least only chew half a stick and chew
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it for a few minutes. >> also she says make sure to wash your face before bedtime. and watch what you eat. a healthy diet has the biggest impact on the condition of your skin. >> do i look jowly to you? >> not at all. you look great. every morning. >> i have to remember all these things. >> there's no way to do that. how can i incorporate all that stuff? >> too much -- >> there's a price to pay for tight skin. >> a couple of thousand dollars tighten it up. there's a new warning out for a product that promises to deliver fast-acting energy through inhaleable caffeine. >> aeroshot went on the market in january. the food and drug administration questioning how teens might use it. aero shot works by breathing in from a plastic canister, then releasing a powder that dissolves. the fda says the maker based in massachusetts is misleading consumers. aero shot's makers say the product can be inhaled and
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ingested which the fda says is not possible. the agency worries that teens may try to inhale the caffeine into their lungs which could be dangerous. this morning, a grandmother in rhode island is a multimillionaire from hitting one of the biggest powerball jackpots in history. 81-year-old louise white claimed her prize from last month's $336 million jackpot. she bought the ticket just a few hours before the drawing. she says she had a craving for rainbow sherbet at the ticket shop where the -- shop where she bought the ticket. and after realizing she won, she kelp the ticket in her bible. >> i'm very happy, and i'm very proud. and this will make my family very happy. we are truly blessed. thank you. >> white picked up the lump sum option which after taxes amounts to $210 million. congratulations. >> good for the family, too. kids are set for college and all that stuff. >> that's right. >> great. we just arrived on the scene of a home invasion blocks from a
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college campus. we'll have details. plus, your super tuesday results and what could it mean for candidates moving forward. and weather & traffic on the 1s.
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